Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Street Festivals

What happens when you close down a street to vehicular traffic during September or October and allow pedestrians to reign? One humongous fall festival develops! Discover a local street festival and put its 2015 date in your calendar so you don’t miss it!

I know that you can’t count upon stumbling across such a fabulous party during fall without a little planning. And you are eager to enjoy one last outdoor bash before winter weather sets in and you go into hibernation. So I put together this list of September and October street festivals in order to ensure that you are able to take advantage of some of the magnificent weather that remains.

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Riverdale Street Fair - Riverdale, NJ - Sep 5 to Sep 5, 2016
Annual Labor Day street fair featuring live stage entertainment, kiddie rides, climbing wall, face painting, open air cafes with food, shopping, crafts, art and fun for the whole family.  Held on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.

Goombay Street Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Enjoy sights and sounds of the African-Caribbean free weekend festival held at Park Square Park.  Lots of live music, drums, gospel, reggae, funk and soul plus kids area, local dance troupes and food vendors.

In the Street Festival - Frederick, MD - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Over 25 years downtown Frederick has hosted this event on Market Street.  Lots of food, fun, entertainment for over 70,000 festival goers.

Wood Street Fair - Burlington, NJ - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Over 25,000 visit this annual event featuring 175 or more artisans and crafters.  Tour fine historic homes, enjoy live music, food, collectibles, art and family fun.  Plenty of good foods including Gingerbread, Pumpkin, and Blueberry.

Belmont Street Fair - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016

Downtowners Street Fair - Bismarck, ND - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
43rd year. It was voted “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck. An Arts, Craft, and Food show spread over 7 city blocks. Kids activities, inflatables, local musicians.

DIY Street Fair - Ferndale, MI - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Live music, food and crafts vendors on Woodward between East 9 Mile Road and East Troy St.

Old Washington Street Festival - Muncie, IN - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016

All About Downtown Street Fair - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Join 30,000 visitors to downtown Jersey City for this one day street fair featuring Food Trucks, art work, jewelry, crafts, and hundreds of vendors.  Enjoy live entertainment and music.

New Era Fall Street Festival - New Era, MI - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016

Willy Street Fair - Madison, WI - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
Warm-up, parade and fair with 8 stages, 35 performances and 150+ vendors.  It covers 3 community blocks starting on the 900 block of Williamson Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

Bluffton Free Street Fair - Bluffton, IN - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2016
A street fair with parade, live music entertainment and more.

Richmond Street Fair - El Segundo, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
An annual event with live music, vendors, rides, and five blocks of fun in the historic town.

Adams Avenue Street Fair - San Diego, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Folsom Street Fair - Folsom, CA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
The world’s largest leather event.

Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
One of New York’s oldest and largest festival this 10 street block festival features free outdoor performances, live music, hundreds of vendors, special at many restaurants, pony rides, children’s activities and so much more.

Allston Village Street Fair - Boston, MA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
A family friendly event with two outdoor stages, live bands, street performances, international food court, artists and an amusements area. Free parking and free shuttle bus service from the Guest Street Parking Garage.

McMinnville Autumn Street Fair - McMinnville, TN - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Gallatin’s Main Street Festival - Gallatin, TN - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Madison Street Festival - Madison, AL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Annual event in historic downtown Madison.  Do not miss the morning parade, car show, expo area, arts and craft vendors, food, and Kid’s area.

Takoma Park Street Festival - Takoma, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Enjoy the 35th annual festival held on Carroll Avenue.  Features local artists, and crafters who offer paintings, pottery, silk-screening, stained glass, woodworking, textiles and ceramics along with plenty of food trucks.

Caldwell Street Fair - Caldwell, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Always on the first Sunday in October this event features great rides, beer garden, live band, great entertainment, quality arts and crafts, and delicious ethnic and regional food.  Festival starts at noon.

Castro Street Fair - San Francisco, CA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Lots of activities with live music, entertainers, dance alley, and kink Karnival.

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Evansville, IN - Oct 3 to Oct 8, 2016
One of the largest street festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 200,000.

Italian Street Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Features performances from Italy, arts and crafts, lots of vendors, a parade on Sunday and lots of Italian foods.

Sherman Oaks Street Fair - Sherman Oaks, CA - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2016
The largest event in the San Fernando Valley with more than 100,000 guests, 200 vendors and plenty more fall fun.

Street Fair / Fall Festival - New Providence, NJ - Nov 2 to Nov 2, 2016
A giant town block party with kiddie rides, climbing wall, petting zoo, live band entertainment and music all day long, karate demonstrations, and dances.  Enjoy food at open air cafes, plus hot dogs, ice cream, sausage and lots more fun.

 

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